The next hurricane to hit the U.S. is not the Category 5 or 6 that devastated the Caribbean in October and November of 2017.
The next storm is not expected to make landfall as Hurricane Florence, the most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall in the continental U.C.S., does on Friday.
That’s a big shift from October, when Florence made landfall near Cape Hatteras, N.C., as a Category 4 storm.
The storm was much weaker than its October counterpart, which was the strongest Atlantic storm to hit Florida since 1900.
Florence’s arrival is also a dramatic change in how the storm is viewed by the public.
In October, Florence was the most-covered hurricane in history, according to the Weather Channel, with an average of nearly 1 million viewers tuning in.
It ranked second only to Hurricane Sandy in October, the third-strongest Atlantic hurricane to strike the U